Winter for Summer at C&C

Summer 2018

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Summer 2018

Hello Friends and Fans,

It's Winter for Summer! Skipped right over the dog days of summer and headed south of the equator to the Chilian Andes. Despite the chilly look (zero degrees), the C&C team was hot with director signings, immersive content, food porn, bespoke animation, and a bourbon laden VR experience. Never a dull moment!

Sit back, click and roll.


Claire x




DERBY'S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED
YOUNG THE GIANT VIDEO

Conceived and directed by Kyle Sauer and produced by Derby, this video marks Young the Giant's first release since their 2016 breakout album. Kyle's goal was to create a video “about connections and how genuine relationships can make a complicated, busy world feel manageable." Accomplished by multiplying images of the band joined by dancers moving in rhythm and shot on a green screen using a variety of camera angles, including a suspended camera 30' above the action.

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IMMERSIVE DIRECTOR, TYSON SADLER, JOINS DERBY 

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Derby is pushing into immersive media, with the signing of long time friend and VR director Tyson Sadler, an award winning VR Journalist and Documenatry filmmaker.  Creating ground breaking VR films from Alaska’s melting glaciers to child labor in Western Ghana.  Tyson has tackled world news events and disasters as a storyteller who knows how to engage audiences' hearts and minds and transport them on a unique immersive experience.


LOVE FOOD PORN? 

Derby director, Ryan Balas and brother Alec have launched a first-of-its-kind showcase dedicated to food as cinema. TheFoodPornHub, celebrates the sensual pleasures and visual splendors of the culinary arts.  Balas' passion for food and story deliver a site serving up a cornucopia of gorgeously composed, lit and photographed cuisine designed to send foodies into paroxysms of ecstasy.



TAX FREE FILMS
BREAKING THE RULES

Bvlgari knows the rules of etiquette...but more fun to break them.  Thier new campaign, created, designed and produced by Tax Free Films, does just that. This charming, cheeky animation has us giggling and wishing for a bauble. Watch it here.

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GLUTEN FREE SPOTS...

Gluten Free, Allergy Free by Tax Free (Flims). A tasty animation for Schar blends taste and talent with bright pops of color. Catch it here. Couldn't help the puns:-)


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TAX FREE FILMS.... MAKING A SPLASH FOR SAFETY

Tax Free Films directed, designed & animated this clip for a new BDP-System (Anti-Terror Barrier). Using animation to illuminate a what would otherwise be too dangerous to produce live, not to mention messy.



PICASSO PICTURES + BOURBON = VR EXPERIENCE

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Picasso Pictures designed a traveling VR experience involving a pop-up-bar, cocktails, and distillary.  Director, James Boty, and team created the experience to pair with Maker's Mark upcoming Christmas spot.  First stop, New York City. Second, San Francisco. Next, ?


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Acclaimed illustrator, Caroline Attia, creates "This is Sara" with Picasso Pictures

Caroline’s beautifully textured illustrative style of animation lends itself perfectly to the character of a young girl of rural Afghanistan who dreams of becoming a doctor...great work for good works! 

Click HERE to check it out!



EMOTO MUSIC
"
MY INDIANA MUSE"
CONTINUES TO GARNER AWARDS

The Awards just keep coming for the collaboration with Serena Creative with 9 festivals to date bringing home 4 awards. Enjoy the sound track HERE

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Horsing Around

Spring 2018

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Hello Friends and Fans,

Off to the races this Spring with new director and work...food, music, dancing, Augmented Reality... something for everyone!

Please scroll on to enjoy what is happening in our world.

Claire x





NEW DIRECTOR ALERT: DERBY ADDS TABLETOP AUTEUR RYAN BALAS TO THEIR ROSTER

Ryan Balas is an experienced director and cinematographer with a fresh eye.  His love for food has propelled him to be one of the most talented and well respected tabletop directors in the industry. He is a co-founder of TheFoodPornHub.com which showcases his passion for the elevated tabletop experience.  If you aren't hungry yet, this video for Marie's Blue Cheese dressing will have you salivating!  See Ryan and more of his work here

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JOHN POLIQUIN DANCES IN THE DARK

Tango, Samba, Jitterbug, Waltz... Derby director, John Poliquin, beautifully chorographs the "dance" we do when aches and pains keep us from sleep. Our couple twists, turns and pirouettes until they find comfort and sleep with Advil PM 'Dance'.

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EMOTO PRODUCES MUSIC FOR TACO BELL    DESPERATE DINNERS RADIO SPOTS

PB & J for dinner.....again? No fear, Taco Bell is here with delicious dinner options!  The Emoto artist - Three Singers, recorded tongue in cheek ditties for both the general and multi-cultural markets.  Click the picture below  or here to hear a medley of the spots.

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SOUNDS OF TIME, EMOTO MUSIC FOR NOKIA STEEL HR HYBRID SMART WATCH

Tick tock, splish splash. The experienced Emoto Music team of Paul Schultz and Paul Bessenbacker (PB) summon to the conscious mind the sounds of time with a building rythmic composition against stricking visuals evoking time ticking, hearts beating and deep exhales....Nokia 'Know Yourself'.

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MORE Emoto…

My Indiana Muse, a documentary about artist, Robert Townsend, scored by Emoto Owner/Composer, PB, and Matt Bowen, featured in LA Weekly and collecting accolades along the festival circut...The Best Audience Award at the San Luis Obispo Film Festival, The Beverly Hills Film Festival and other Fests. Directed and produced by Serena Creative



PICASSO PICTURES CREATES AR PROJECT FOR CARRIER UK

Picasso Pictures was commissioned to create an Augmented Reality media experience for Carrier UK and Mid West agency Doe-Anderson.  Director James Boty (aka Zoetic Motion) and his team created an experience that allows you to place three different sets of animation on a real-space surface through a smartphone or tablet device, giving you the freedom to explore the animation in 360 as close or as far as you choose. Each animation has its own short narrative and characters, giving a unique insight to the different services that Carrier offers.  See here

Completely produced in-house at
Picasso Pictures, and created for launch at the prestigious CES Innovation Conference Las Vegas this year.

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TAX FREE FILMS BEST OF 2017

What does a family of mice and a sassy rooster have in common? Both are iconic and beloved characters created by Tax Free Films. 

Longevity runs in this mouse family and with Tax Free Films.  Since 2011 the clever mice, created and animated by Tax Free Films, have been the spokes-mice for Parmareggio, famed Italian cheese.  Parmesan isn't just for pasta. Parmareggio and pears make for a good natural gluten-free snack.

Elvis, James Bond, Richard Simmons are a few personalities Tax Free Films created for Riso Gallo's sassy rooster to show off variety of products with just the right balance of humor and wit.  This rooster has aplomb!  Riso Gallo 'Mascot Campaign'

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Brilliance Abounds in 2018

 Winter 2018   HAPPY NEW YEAR Friends,    I have very good vibes about 2018, plenty to share with you!    A birth of a new division for Derby with another in the works.  Tax Free Films' CG wizards enchant food as only Italians can!  Emoto never stops the music or awards.  And, Picasso Pictures bring light to "Darkest Hour".    Scroll on and enjoy what is happening in the our world.    Claire x

Winter 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR Friends,

I have very good vibes about 2018, plenty to share with you!

A birth of a new division for Derby with another in the works.  Tax Free Films' CG wizards enchant food as only Italians can!  Emoto never stops the music or awards.  And, Picasso Pictures bring light to "Darkest Hour".

Scroll on and enjoy what is happening in the our world.

Claire x

DERBY'S NEW MUSIC VIDEO DIVISION DEBUTS        

G-EAZY'S VISUAL ALBUM THE BEAUTIFUL & DAMNED

There is no limit to what Derby Content can do!  Their new music video division (you can read more about that here) produced G-Eazy's highly anticipated visual album The Beautiful & Damned which dropped alongside his studio album release. All Derby produced, live-action to post. The piece was written and directed by Bobby Bruderle, a new addition to Derby's roster. The dark, stylish film explores the demands and temptations of fame and fantasy in the music industry. We watch the duality of Gerald (his government name) and G-Eazy, as the rapper confronts a serious conflict with his hip-hop alter ego and tries to get back to who he is as a person. 

DERBY'S BRAD HASSE DIRECTS SPOT FOR THE COLORADO LOTTERY

Brad Hasse teamed up with Cactus to show his knack for comedy in this spot for Colorado Lottery. Two cubicle dwellers rehash their weekends on a Monday to find that they had very different experiences.

DERBY AND DAILEY BRING A STORM OF SWEETARTS AT 1000 FRAMES PER SECOND

Get out your umbrellas! Derby's John Poliquin captured the excitement that ensues when a pinata bursts into shower of candy and rains down on all of the partyers.  Using a Phantom Flex camera with a rare high-speed arm, The Bolt, Poliquin caught the characters being showered with SweeTARTS at 1000 frames per second.  As the scene unfolds, characters literally can’t contain themselves while the SweeTARTS fly through the air. The Bolt allowed Poliquin to move the camera incredibly quickly, resulting in dynamic camera movement through beautifully complex slow motion compositions.

TAX FREE FILMS' "IN THE HEART OF ITALY" IS AN ENCHANTING JOURNEY THROUGH ITALY'S BEAUTY AND CUISINES

Laboratorio di Estetica Digitale aka Tax Free Films produced this charming ad for Italian store, CRAI.  Entitled, "In the Heart of Italy", this spot takes us on a journey through several regions of Italy to showcase their cuisines in GIANT fashion.  The piece displays the beauty of the country, the traditions throughout, and amazing food all CG! 

MORE KUDOS FOR PB's SCORE, MY INDIANA MUSE

The super-talented Paul Bessenbacher, owner/composer Emoto Music, who wrote the original score for My Indiana Muse, a documentary about the artist, Robert Townsend.  The film has just been accepted to premiere by three international film festivals: Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Big Sky International Film Festival and San Luis Obispo International Film Festival.

BROAD CITY LICENSES TWO OPUS ORANGE TRACKS

The Comedy Central series is the latest show to license tracks from Opus Orange, the band led by Emoto's own Paul Bessenbacher (aka PB). The second of the two tracks, “Take Your Time” can be heard in episode #409, “Bedbugs”. Previously licensed for episode #406 was the single, “When I Look In Your Eyes.”

PICASSO PICTURES' RAIN OR SHINE CREATES SPOT FOR UNIVERSAL'S THE DARKEST HOUR

Rain or Shine used stills from the film along with powerful typography to convey the sense of urgency and drama that is inherent in The Darkest Hour. It is clear to see why this graphic designer has been tapped to create feature film title sequences for the likes of Jerry Bruckheimer, Twentieth Century Fox and Columbia Pictures and numerous spots.

PICASSO PICTURES' CAROLINE ATTIA LARIVIERE CREATES INTERACTIVE SHORT STORY

Picasso's talented director/illustrator, Caroline Attia Lariviere created this charming interactive story for the Giverny Museum. Follow Iris and her twinkling seeds as she sets on a path to discover the secrets of the museum. 

Joy to the World

 Happy Holidays!   What a year it has been! So grateful for the wonderfully talented people I work and encounter.  Very happy to have been a part of a wide range of exceptional projects.  Thank you all for making my job so much fun.  Here's to 2018!    xClaire

Happy Holidays!

What a year it has been! So grateful for the wonderfully talented people I work and encounter.  Very happy to have been a part of a wide range of exceptional projects.  Thank you all for making my job so much fun.  Here's to 2018!

xClaire

Giving Gifts...

This year C&C was introduced to the Pediatric Brian Tumor Foundation by friend and RPA ECD, Jason Sperling.  Jason reached out for animation partners to produce kid friendly videos about the effects of treatment.  Long time client Starbeast Digital enthusiastically stepped up and created Uni the friendly unicorn to explain chemotherapy.  We will be spreading holiday cheer by supporting PBTF.

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Get Wind of What's Happening at C&C

Fall 2017

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Boo! Friends and Fans,

Fall is harvest time and C&C has a horn of plenty!  Content for broadcast, social, episodic, film, museums, underwater, experimental....content for all!

September, the Starbeast team and I put our money, talents and feet where our mouths are to fight cancer! Running/walking at The Starry Night 5K for Pediatric Brian Tumor Foundation, Griffith Park, CA.

Scroll on and enjoy what is happening in my world.

x Claire




ALL IS GOOD, WORKING FOR GOOD!

STARBEAST & RPA CREATE A PSA FOR THE IMAGINARY FRIENDS SOCIETY PROJECT and PBTF

RPA Advertising and The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation asked if I knew animation companies who would donate their time and talents to create a three minute piece with an imaginary friend for pediatric cancer.  Without skipping a beat, Starbeast partners, Nick Losq & Chris Clyne said YES. The Starbeast team created a lovable character named Uni to explain chemotherapy to a child, siblings and parents because fighting cancer is a family affair.  So is helping those fight.  Nick's daughter Kiana (age 7), served as Jr. Concept Artist-Imagination Consultant.  So proud of the Starbeast team and all the work for The Imaginary Friends Society.



DERBY'S ROBERTO SERRINI DIRECTS FIRST INSTALLMENT OF A FIVE VIDEO SERIES FOR HONDA MOTORSPORT & DAILEY ADVERTISING

Director Roberto Serrini takes us for a ride for Honda Motorsport's "#WHATLIESBEYOND:Why?" The first of a five installments leading up to Honda's 2018 model release. Full service - live action through post - at Derby!  Using drones, bike cams and all sort of cameras, Serrini fires up riders with the excitement of exploring unknown roads and seeking out new adventures on two wheels. If that wasn't enough, Roberto edited all five in record time!


DERBY CREATES S'WELL'S SECOND BRAND FILM

Directed by Derby's John Poliquin and written by Derby's Creative Directors Jonathan Rosen and Jennifer Capobianco, S'well's "We Are All Made of Stars" whisks the audience from mundane day to day life to a magical journey through nature.  The film beautifully expresses the message to "Seize the Day!"


Derby in the News...Derby's directors receive recognition:

ROBERTO SERRINI has been named a finalist in this year's One Screen Short Film Festival for his film, "NYC Blizzard" which was shot entirely on an iPhone 5.  The One Screen, held on October 17th, is the premiere short film festival that unites the film and advertising worlds on one screen.

Creative Director, JONATHAN ROSEN, designed a room at this years "29Rooms" an interactive funhouse of style, culture and technology run by Refinery29. The interactive installation of non-profits, artists and companies in collaboration to excite the Instagram and Snapchat minded generation.

The Drum interviewed director JOHN POLIQUIN for its third piece of its "In the Director's Chair" series. In the interview John shares the inspirations for his career and the differences in projects that involve a creative agency. 

Director, NICKOLAS DUARTE, has been selected to receive the 2017 Next Generation Award from the Tucson Advertising Federation and American Advertising Federation-Tucson.

KUDOS! 



EMOTO'SPAUL BESSENBACHER COMPOSE A SCORE FOR MoMA/NYC

Emoto Music's owner/composer, Paul Bessenbacher (aka PB), scores for current MoMA's show "ITEMS: Is Fashion Modern" using only sounds from the fashion world – coat hangers, leather belts, scissors, cloth tears, velcro rips, sewing machines, high heels, perfume spray. The sounds were sourced from One Thousand Birds and organized by EMOTO's own PB.


EMOTO ARTIST, OPUS ORANGE, LICENSES SONGS FOR TV LAND'S YOUNGER

Paul Bessenbacher's band Opus Orange recently licensed their single "The Next World" from the Balance EP for an upcoming episode on the comedy series Younger on TV Land.  The episode is entitled "Irish Goodbye" and features the song during a pivotal scene. 


EMOTO MUSIC FOUNDER JOHN ADAIR INTERVIEW WITH ULI REESE

One of the world's foremost experts on audio brand management, Uli Reese, sat down with Emoto Music founder and uber talented composer John Adair.  Adair reflects on his experience creating music for some of our most iconic ads and his thoughts on the future of audio branding.



PICASSO PICTURES' TEAM, GOLD CACTUS, CREATES POPULAR CAMPAIGN FOR SMART ENERGY BP

Gold Cactus, the directing duo of Remy Dupont and Fabrice Fiteni, have created two of the most lovable characters in the UK!  Into thier second year of mischief, characters, Gaz and Leccy, have been causing chaos in a prolific amount of ads/content across social, billboard and broadcast for Smart Energy BP.  These entertaining characters have achieved household name status in the UK and exponentially increased brand awareness.


More Picasso News.....

New Talent Alert: Passionate about nurturing new talent, Picasso's The Pod welcomes Fauna (aka Andrew Brewer).  Armed with a degree in Fine Art, Andrew studied computer animation, animated before naturally moving to directing. His minimalist geometry, simple palettes and contrasting textures are influenced from early experimental film inform his style. Fauna's works have a serene quality and mesmerizing to watch....see HERE

Peter Vacz's music video, Dear John, for British rock group James continues to collect honors.  An official selection cut and finalist at: The Smalls, Aesthetica, Stop Motion Barcelona, The Unprecedented Cinema and The London International Short Film Festival. Watch over and over HERE

Stop Motion director Chris Randall garnered the 2017 Top 50 Innovators in the west midlands. His ingenuity has been demonstrated through building a new custom motion control camera - showcased HERE.  In addition, his adorable pre-school childrens series, Tweedy & Fluff won grand prize at the 2017 Seoul Promotional Brand Conference.